Salford is a dynamic commercial centre, currently home to more than 8,700 businesses which employ over 127,000 people.
The city is integral to Manchester City Region’s economy, the economic powerhouse of the Northwest of England. Salford’s economy has grown by more than 12% since 2004.
Salford’s great location, supported by excellent transport connections to major cities across the UK and Europe, makes it an ideal base for all businesses. Year on year there has been an increasing number of inward investors locating to Salford with The Quays being the most favoured destination.
The city is home to a number of major employers including Talk Talk, Ener-G, PZ Cussons, BBC, ITV and BUPA. Key components of the local economy include a large public sector, a strong financial and professional services market and an expanding creative, media and digital sector, underpinned by an experienced manufacturing base.
Employers have access to a skilled talent pool to meet their business needs including a highly qualified graduate population from our very own University of Salford and Manchester’s finest universities.
Salford is not a city that stands still – ambitious regeneration and development programmes such as MediaCityUK continue to inspire investors and developers and ensure that the city is one of the UK’s most determined, innovative and creative business destinations.
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